Tuesday, November 13, 2018

77178, Fire Giant Warrior

Reaper Miniatures 77178, Fire Giant Warrior.
Dark Heaven Bones model sculpted by Jason Wiebe.
resin base sculpted by Patrick Keith.

This model is huge, 7cm high and 13cm wide with the sword.
I did some minor conversion on this one.

A heavy thundering sound come crushing down the ruined hall. You see orange and red lights dancing between the pillar supporting the stone roof. In the glimpse of a moment, all hell break loose as a dark skin colossus burst from the rubbles wielding a towering incandescent blade. He lands next to you smashing the large tiles of the floor. You are paralyzed in fear as he turns gazing in your direction with fire in his eyes. Desperate, you wonder if you've gone too far exploring this ancient Undermountain realm.











Monday, November 12, 2018

03394, Rat Swarm

Reaper miniatures 03394, Rat Swarm sculpted by Sandra Garrity.
These pewter models are mounted on 25mm base and were painted with acrylics.



Sunday, November 11, 2018

77293, Wererat Berserker

Reaper Miniatures 77293, Wererat Berserker
Dark Heaven Bones model sculpted by Jason Wiebe.
  
Dweller of the sewer, eater of sludgy stew.
Malicious evil doer, lover of filth and goo.

 





Saturday, November 10, 2018

DSM8006, Scottish Wildcat Warrior

This awesome two-part 28mm pewter model was sculpted by Dave Summers.
I glued the hand holding the sword before painted it.
 






Friday, November 9, 2018

02769, Woody the Halfling Ranger

Dark Heaven Legends model sculpted by Werner Klocke.
Niles Nimbletoe is the Rogue in our D&D group.




 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

77636, Death Shroud

Reaper Miniatures 2018 Ghoulie Bag translucent smoky grey 
77636, Death Shroud, Dark Heaven Bones sculpted by Julie Guthrie.
I simply did a blueish highlight and painted the base on this one.
 

 

DSM7999, King Richard the Lion

This majestic 28mm pewter model was sculpted by Dave Summers.
It's a three-part model. I glued the tail before applying the primer,
but painted the right arm separately before assembling.








Wednesday, November 7, 2018

77096, Labella DeMornay the Banshee

Reaper Miniatures translucent 77096, Labella DeMornay
Dark Heaven Bones sculpted by Julie Guthrie,
painted with green ink and acrylics.
 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

88361 Ogre Trooper

Wizards of the Coast, Chainmail Miniatures Drazen’s Horde faction 88361 Ogre Trooper.
This pewter model was sculpted by Mike McVey and I painted it with acrylics and inks.









Painting miniatures basic survival guide.

This short tutorial is an introductory guide to the different steps that allow you to paint miniature figurines. Do not limit yourself to this simple example and feel free to experiment. Practice will give you better brush control and, as with all other activities you may like, your dexterity will increase over time.

After removing the mold line from your model, glue all parts together if required. When the glue is set, clean your model with fresh water and soap. Use an old tooth brush to reach small corners. Make sure your model is completely dry before applying a thin layer of primer.


Apply the base color on every surface.


 
Apply a wash. On this example, I first applied a green ink wash on the skin only.


 
I then applied a brown ink wash all over the model.



Finally, dry brush the highlights and paint the detail. It's also nice to add details on the base such as sand, gravel, synthetic grass or bushes.


 Note: The model I painted for this tutorial is a Wizards of the Coast 88361 Ogre Trooper produced for there now discontinued Chainmail skirmish game.